Ordinary 29 – We like the idea of leaders serving others… until its our turn. How would life be different if you put others first? It would look like a baseball team helping each other win. If you want to be a servant, you have to do these two things.
Ordinary 28 – You can’t do something to inherit eternal life because Jesus himself is Eternal Life. He loves you, and he desires you to be his friend. The journey may cost you everything, but it’s worth 100 times more. ”I love you. Come, follow me.”
Ordinary 27 – Our marriages would succeed if we would only live 1 Corinthians 13. Let God live in you and love in you. Action items: Daily Devotions, Sunday Worship, Faithful Obedience to God. Pray the Rosary. The Battle of Lepanto, thats why.
Ordinary 26 – Politics is not a sporting event between a red team and a blue team. And Jesus does not want to talk about what those other people are doing wrong. Jesus wants to focus on you. A sense of mission helps us see things from God’s perspective.
Ordinary 25 – Jesus is totally dependent on his Heavenly Father. How do you respond when you feel inadequate? Accept the fact that you are totally dependent on your Heavenly Father. Do your best, and God will do the rest.
Ordinary 23 – We need to get away from the crowd, experience Jesus’ love, and be opened to speaking His love to others. I suggest going to Confession and making time for daily prayer. Plug in to the power of God!
Ordinary 21 – Jesus shows that true manhood is laying down your life for others. Christ loves us whole-heartedly. He gives His body and blood so that we can become one flesh with Him. Are you content with your half-hearted love for Jesus?
Ordinary 20 – I read Bishop Ricken’s letter on recent scandals. Then I share my own thoughts about how this is our problem, and what we can do about it. We are grateful that Jesus feeds us with love and mercy so we can journey through evil days.
The Assumption of Mary teaches us three things: 1) Life is a journey 2) It has ups and downs 3) We don’t have to do it alone. Keep peddling!
Ordinary 19 – The gift of the Eucharist nourishes us spiritually. It also teaches us to “see” God’s love hidden in the world around us. When we see with Eucharistic eyes, we can become the Eucharistic people God made us to be.